EDMONTON OIL KINGS – GAME NOTES
Saturday, November 17, 2018
EDMONTON OIL KINGS (13-7-1-2) vs. KELOWNA ROCKETS (8-13-1-0)
Edmonton Home Record (6-2-0-0)
Kelowna Road Record (5-7-1-0)
Season Game: 24 Home Game: 9
TRENDING UP – The Edmonton Oil Kings are undefeated in regulation in their last ten games (8-0-1-1), following a 3-2 shootout loss to the Hurricanes in Lethbridge last night. They began the season with a 5-0-0-0 win streak before dropping their following eight games (0-7-0-1), six of which were on the road, before riding their current point streak.
The Rockets enter tonight’s game having dropped their last four games (0-3-1-0), being outscored 18-5 including two shutouts.
FIRST GOAL WINS? – The Oil Kings have scored the first goal of the game in 13 of their 23 games played this season. They are 12-0-0-1 when scoring first, and 1-7-1-1 when surrendering the first goal.
KING OF THE CASTLE – Oil Kings captain Trey Fix-Wolansky enters tonight’s action as the WHL’s leading point-getter, having registered 13 goals and a league-leading 33 assists for 46 points in 23 games played.
He registered an assist in last night’s game in Lethbridge, extending his current point-scoring streak to 11 games, which includes a remarkable seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points during that span.
GOALS GALORE – The Oil Kings are the CHL’s sixth highest scoring team (94 goals in 23 games played). They trail only the Baie-Comeau Drakkar (108, 23), Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (101, 22), Moncton Wildcats (99, 22), Prince Albert Raiders (96, 20), and Ottawa 67’s (95, 24).
The Halifax Mooseheads (21 games) and Rimouski Oceanic (22 games) have also scored 94 goals.
RANKING HIGH – Six Oil Kings players were featured in the latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ List for the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft, released on Thursday. The Oil Kings led all WHL teams with six rated players (A – Matthew Robertson; C – Jacson Alexander, Vladimir Alistrov, Brett Kemp, David Kope and Boston Bilous). They are one of just two teams in the League to have each a forward, defenceman and a goaltender make the list.